FEED THE FAM FOR R50! Paleo Beef and Carrot Stew, Wilted Spinach, and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes [Gluten free, Grain free]

This would have to be one of my favourites. I had no idea where the meal was headed (I kinda just ran with it here) but I’m super chuffed at the results. It’s absolutely delicious, budget friendly, and definitely a must-try. This is all real food that’s just soooooo good!

Now you do need a bit of time for this one because the meat does need to be cooked for a couple of hours to become tender and succulent, or if you have a slow cooker, then that’d work a treat. The method however is very simple!


Feed the Fam for R50!

As always, a breakdown of the costs of the main ingredients: 

Stewing beef: R28.30 (bought a pack weighing just under 600g)

Pack of carrots: approx R3  (I only used 3 carrots out of the bag which cost R5.99)

Bunch of spinach: R6.99

1kg bag of sweet potatoes: R9.99

That brings the total to R48.28. Now that is pretty awesome. 

Recipe for the Paleo Beef and Carrot Stew

Yield: 4 servings

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 2 hours

What you need

1-2tblspns olive/coconut oil

1 onion, chopped

1 tspn chopped garlic

approx 600g stewing beef (cut into small pieces)

3 large carrots, sliced

1 tspn mustard powder 

Salt and pepper to taste 

1 + 1/4 cup water (you can use stock) 

What you need to do

1. Heat oil in a pot, over medium-high heat. Add onions, fry for. Few minutes, then add the garlic. 

2. Once softened and lightly browned, add the beef. Fry until browned, add the mustard powder, mix well, and lower the heat. Add the cup of water. 

3. Cover the pot and allow to simmer for about an hour and a half (check the water levels occasionally – it should start reducing but not until the beef is burnt!). 

4. Add the sliced carrots, season, and about 1/4 cup more water. Cover and allow carrots to soften. 

5. You can remove the lid and allow the sauce to reduce more if necessary but this is according to yor taste. 


For the sweet potatoes, all I did was cut them, seasoned with salt, pepper and dried rosemary, splash of olive oil, and baked! 

For the spinach, there’s nothing but spinach and some seasoning – including a sprinkle of nutmeg. 


It is so simple, but it is so good! 


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2 thoughts on “FEED THE FAM FOR R50! Paleo Beef and Carrot Stew, Wilted Spinach, and Rosemary Sweet Potatoes [Gluten free, Grain free]

  1. We ate this last night and it was delicious. The kids both asked for more. One small change that I made was to add some fresh tomato (skinned and blitzed). I think it made it a bit sweater.


    • Thank you for that! This is a great family friendly meal 🙂 So glad to hear you all enjoyed it! Mmmm, that sounds delish with the added tomato. Will give it a bash too sometime. Thanks!


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